May 17, 2009

Serendipitous Strawberries

Cooking relaxes and makes me happy. I love being able to create something that I know will please others. When I am able to serendipitously able to come up with a recipe that is a winner - well, I am usually eager to share it with others.

On Saturday morning I realised we were out of syrup. We did have the fake stuff, but only dear husband will consume that junk. I searched for ingredients to create a sweet topping for my crispy french toast and here is what I came up with. Ridiculously simple, but wonderfully tasty.

Vanilla Strawberry Topping
1.5 c of frozen strawberries
1/4 c of water
1/2 t of grated lemon rind
pinch of salt
1/3 c granulated sugar
1/5 of a piece of vanilla bean
Mix together all of the ingredients in a medium pot and place over medium-low heat. Allow to simmer for 10 min. Mush the strawberries with a fork and cook for 5 min. more. Cool for a short time before serving.

1 comment:

dawn said...

sounds delicious...looks very simple.